Share your multicultural church story
Five churches will receive first place awards of $1,000 each
The office of Multicultural Congregational Support invites multicultural churches or presbyteries to share their stories. The purpose of this contest is to make available models of multicultural churches to the PC(USA) nationwide. Entry deadline is August 30, 2010.
What is a multicultural church?
A multicultural church is a congregation that intentionally seeks to recognize, celebrate and incorporate a diverse membership:
In worship by using all-inclusive music, languages, arts and theological expressions.
In a creative and meaningful evangelism by providing the good news in a cup that people recognize with great respect and appreciation for their racial and cultural backgrounds.
In leadership by intentionally and willingly sharing power and resources and advocating for justice and equal representation in sessions, church committees and executive positions.
Each story will be evaluated using a point system on the merit of covering the above items. Points will be also given for clarity and authenticity of the story and the spiritual energy that the telling of the story generates.
The multicultural church story must cover one of the following topics:
- Style and effectiveness of evangelistic efforts and cultural outreach.
- Future strategy of outreach to increase the racial and cultural representation on church board, session and ministry.
- Discussion of cross-cultural ministry experiences.
Be sure to be specific and provide clear, authentic examples.
Five first place: $1000 each for the best stories
Five second place: $600 each
Five third place: $400 each
Please submit all documents/photos/media to Melissa Johnson.